2010 IPMS-USA Nationals
There were quite a few aircraft accessory manufacturer/retailers at the show. At first we were a bit thrown by the logo of Two Mikes, which shares the same look as Two Bobs. These two family owned businesses shared a booth space at the show. They held the most prominent space in the Vendor room; right at the door as you walked in. 'Two Mikes' is a separate company which was started up by a friend of one of the 'Bobs' and thus the shared title and logo. Since their products compliment each other so well this seems like a great alliance to us. Two Mikes was kind enough to show us some of their most recent stuff. A 1/32 Mig 27 cockpit, external update set for the S-3B Viking, and a seamless intake/exhaust and separate cockpit set for the T-2C Buckeye.
Two Mike's Website: www.twomikesresin.com
Ernie Gee was on-hand with his amazing white brass metal accessory items. He had crafted a set of F-14 landing gear especially for the show. Ernie also had on-hand his new 40mm Bofors gun set for the 1/144 scale Fletcher. They garnered quite a number of gawkers at the show and Ernie left a happy vendor we think. If you are looking for his wares in Europe try Hannants.
We spoke with Chris Bucholtz, one of the founders of this resin accessory company based in the San Francisco Bay area, about their recent releases. Chris reported that business is good and again like Ernie the number of people perusing his wares was self-evident.
Squadron's Website: www.squadron.com
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